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Reuben Locke HASKELL

(1878-1971)

HASKELL, Reuben Locke, a Representative from New York; born in Brooklyn, N.Y., October 5, 1878; was graduated from Hempstead High School, Long Island, N.Y., in 1894; attended Ithaca High School in 1894 and 1895, New York City Law School in 1896, and 1897 and Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., LL.B., 1898; was admitted to the bar in 1899 and commenced practice in New York City; served with the Twenty-second Regiment of New York Volunteers during the Spanish-American War; served in the Thirteenth Regiment of the National Guard, Company I and Company G, as private, corporal, and sergeant 1899-1902; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1908 and 1920; counsel to the county clerk of Kings County 1908 and 1909; secretary for the Borough of Brooklyn 1910-1913; deputy commissioner of public works for the Borough of Brooklyn 1913-1915; member of the Republican State committee 1907-1913 and 1914-1919; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1912 to the Sixty-third Congress; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth Congress; reelected to the two succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1915, to December 31, 1919, when he resigned; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Navy (Sixty-sixth Congress); judge of the Kings County Court 1920-1925; defeated for reelection to that office; resumed the practice of law in New York City; transit commissioner, State of New York, 1932-1942; died in Westwood, N.J., October 2, 1971; interment in Mt. Repose Cemetery, Haverstraw, N.Y.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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